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How to pack an earthquake/disaster kit for college students

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What does a college student need for an earthquake/disaster preparedness emergency backpack? Here’s what I packed for my daughter.

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How to cope with the precipitation: Ten tips for comfortable camping in the rain

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There is nothing like rain to make you appreciate sunshine! After decades of backpacking and scouting, I have learned some ways to cope with rainy weather while camping.

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Know which fabrics make the best winter survival clothing

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Different fabrics have radically different properties. Choosing the wrong type, or mixing clothing of different materials, can be disastrous!

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Video: What you need to make a Dutch oven survival kit

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Beginners frequently ask for a list of tools to get started in Dutch oven cooking. So, here’s a basic, bare-bones list.

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These ten old tech gadgets will be handy when the electricity goes out

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Here are some old tech items that could be really valuable when the power grid goes down.

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Pipe tomahawk provides touchstone with past

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One reader wrote, “Loved the story about the flintlock rifle. When are you going to tell us about that pipe tomahawk that goes with it?” So, here it is, folks – a good tale about a man who loved to make well crafted tools and weapons, and gracious enough to give it away.

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The ten best survival gifts for the outdoors enthusiast

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Before Mothers Day or Fathers Day arrives, here are some gift ideas and product reviews to help you choose that special gift.

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Ten Do-It-Yourself Mothers Day Gifts for Under $10

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What useful, fun gift can you get the prepper and/or survival mom when the budget is tight? Try a bunch of items, all made by you and bundled into a lovely gift. She’ll love you for it.

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10 survival items for beginning apartment preppers

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Suppose you live in an apartment with limited storage space – what are some of the first things needed to start being prepared?

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Gear review: Wiggy’s Thule is a great winter camping sleeping bag

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A reliable sleeping bag is a vital survival tool, and a faulty one can be dangerous. Here’s what I learned about Wiggy’s sleeping bags..

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